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Cherry-Almond Trifle

an elegant dessert created from Dollar Store ingredients


  • 2 bags of Nonni Almond Biscotti Bites
  • 1 can Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 package prepared cups vanilla pudding (2 packages for 4 or more servings)
  • 1 container of Cool Whip
  • 1 package roasted almonds
  • vanilla and almond extract


  1. Remove pudding from individual containers into a mixing bowl. Sprinkle a few drops of Almond Extract. Whisk together. In a separate bowl spoon out the cherry pie filling; sprinkle a few drops of almond and vanilla extract. Stir together. In an additional bowl spoon in some of the Cool Whip and add a few drops of Vanilla Extract - stir together. Spoon enough pudding in the bottom to create the first layer. Top the pudding with two mini biscotti cookies. Top the cookies with more pudding. Top the pudding with cherry filling - concentrating on adding the cherries - not so much the filling. Top the Cherries with additional pudding. Top with two more cookies. Top with remaining pudding. Place some of the Cool Whip in a sandwich sized plastic bag. Cut a corner of the bag and pipe Cool Whip on top of the pudding. Crush the roasted almonds and lightly sprinkle over whip cream.

Recipe Notes

You'll need at least two packages of pudding for four or more servings. I used dessert cups that hold approximately 1 to 1 1/2 cups.